HEAT Sign Jason Kapono to Offer Sheet

Jason KaponoMIAMI, September 30 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Jason Kapono to an offer sheet. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kapono appeared in 81 games (14 starts) for the Charlotte Bobcats last season, averaging 8.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game, while shooting 40.1 percent from the field, 41.2 percent from three-point range and 82.6 percent from the free-throw line. He scored in double-figures on 35 occasions and set many career-highs last season, including a career-high 25 point performance at Detroit on November 21. He also ranked 13th in the league in three-point field goal percentage.

Over the course of his two-year NBA career, Kapono has averaged 6.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game in Cleveland and Charlotte. He has shot 40.1 percent from the field, 42.4 percent from three-point range and 82.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Kapono was originally drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 31st pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. He was then selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA Expansion Draft (June 22, 2004).